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-- as some have projected. the phone records of all of us in this room reside in an nsa database. i have said repeatedly just because we have the ability to collect huge amounts of data does not mean that we should be doing so. the collection of internet meta- data was shut down because it
trainedess to that,trai and abetted analyst at the nsa. if the numbers are run and it looks like there is a problem, the report is made to the fbi. the fbi looks at it and if they want to collect content, they must get a probable cause warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance court.
is having his phone calls or e- mails looked at by the nsa. what they do is collect metadata. 2 phone number of calls made, time and date. all that information is stored. let's put that in the context of what is happening today.
provide-- warrant to content. nsa has produced an declassified a chart. it has the 54 total event. it includes section 702 authority and section 215 authority. it shows the events disrupted a stunning combination of these two programs. 13 in the homeland. 25 in europe.
requiring the nsa to send to the for its review the records of each query of the database as soon as it is practical so the court can determine the propriety of the query under the law. these are things that can be done to increase transparency, but not to stop the program. i believe, based on what i have seen and i read intelligence regularly, that we would place this nation in jeopardy if we eliminated these two programs.
false testament about the nsa surveillance program during a senate hearing in march. his office had removed a fact sheet after concerns were raised. i appreciate it is difficult talking about programs in public settings. the american people expect and deserve honest answers create it is difficult to get a straight
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. and later, nsa data collection. >> tomorrow night on the encore presentation of "first ladies" -- >> you would be invited into the dining room for the drawing room. dolly madison would have an unusual setting for the period and sit at the head of the table. her husband would sit at the center of the table. dollywood correct -- direct the conversation -- dolly would correct -- direct the conversation. there could be as many as 20 people served in the dining room. sheuld not be unusual. considered the dining to be more relaxing than entertaining in washington. >> the encore presentation of our series "first ladies." >> when it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your phone calls. that is not what this program is about. as was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers, durations of calls. they are not looking at people's names and they're not looking at content. >> these programs are controversial. we understand that. they are sensitive. they are also important. they allow us to have the ability to gather this chatter that i referred to. if
the watchers? what our left of our program tonight, the c-span out all looking at the nsa surveillance program. it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. that is not what this program is about. what the intelligence community at phoneis looking number is in durations of calls. --y are not looking at names >> they are very sensitive and very important. there is a balance between security at liberty and all was a time to reexamine that. >> you have a police state, and much more dangerous society. others. the center and the privacy is being violated, just ask my constituents. >> there is more inconvenient and damage to americans by the no-fly list and taking off your shoes than by this program. see you there are talking to and in order to identify threats. >> they're out for the next five weeks, the august research -- recess. we're going to spend the next five weeks, three nights a week hosting a c-span town hall, taking your thoughts and comments on issues of public policy and politics. -- numbers we will take your calls in just a moment, your facebook comments, a
administration released new documents on wednesday on nsa surveillance programs surely before a senate committee hearing. officials from the fbi, nsa, and justice department testified about the use of the foreign intelligence surveillance act to gather information on u.s. citizens. this part of the hearing is under two hours. >> good morning. today, the issue of committee will scrutinize government surveillance programs conducted on the foreign intelligence surveillance act or if i said. in the years since september 11, congress has repeatedly expanded the scope of pfizer and has given the government sweeping new powers to collect information on law-abiding americans. we must consider whether those laws have gone too far. americans have learned that one of these authorities, section 215 of the usa patriot act has been secretly interpreted to authorize the collection of phone records on an unprecedented scale. information was leaked about section 702 of fisa, which authorizes the collection of to medications of foreigners overseas. i do not condone the way these and other highly classified progra
, it makes it hard to defend a few weeks later why the nsa programs have expanded. when you want allies on our side saying it is important that they are by our size, and then you have the president saying that the war on terror is over. apart from whatever isolationist streak i have in congress, blaming america first crowd, one of the main reasons we have a hard time maintaining support for programs like the nsa is because the president has undercut us, and mainly in a schizophrenic way. he should be out there on national tv, instead of talking about phony scandals, talk about the phony speeches he has made about is monetarism and tell us why the nsa program is so important. we are up against a situation where the people who are considered republicans, conservatives, are depending the programs of a left-of-center president who refuses to defend the program itself. but the country comes first. basisa will use that as a for the program being so essential. privacy versus security. we face an enemy which is overseas and here in our own country. it is an enemy which is willing to carry out a
or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> former nsa and cia director michael hayden, cybersecurity threats will get worse before they get better. he was one of the speakers at an event looking at vulnerabilities in the: trees electric grid -- and the country's electric grid. this is 45 minutes. >> good morning. if everybody would take a seat. i want to welcome everyone. for those who don't know us, bp c was founded in 2007 by four senate majority leaders. we like to say we are bipartisan, not nonpartisan. we work with people who are strongly partisan of various parties, but who believe with good and rigorous analysis, negotiation and respectful dialogue, you can actually come to agreement on policy issues. it sounds crazy, right? but it is what we do. i think it is needed now more than ever. cybersecurity really is a type of issue that can and should be bipartisan. from our keynote speaker in a minute that the threats are real, and we will hear that from a lot of the speakers today, and the potential economic and human cost of a successful cyber attack or potentially huge. so this
.s. embassies. on friday president obama announced proposals to change the oversight and transparency of the nsa. speakers included congressman peter king who chairs the homeland security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence, former new york times reporter judith miller and fox business network host john stossel. the event was cohosted by the manhattan institute, the weekly standard and the group concerned veterans for america. >> we want to thank you all for coming. i'm not normally intimidated when i speak at these events, but now that i didn't realize gunny sergeant duff was here, now i'm very worried. [laughter] it's great to have all of you. i also want to join in thanking those of you who serve for your service and to say how pleased i am that pete king and john stossel have agreed to be here and also judy miller and gary bernstein who will be joining us for the panel. pete, when i saw -- i saw pete in afghanistan, i was visiting with a couple of people looking around for about a week in late 2011, and pete had volunteered, reuped and gone to afghanistan then to help train the
is not a fan of big government, i share many of those worries. i'm asked constantly about the n.s.a. stuff. i don't know enough of what's going on. but i have this guttural reaction where, no, i don't want my data scooped up vs. the analytical counterterrorism side of me saying, i want their data scooped up. there is something to be had there, a conversation to be had there. i just say that, you know, when you have that conversation, you shouldn't let it -- and i don't think you guys do this, but some people i think now are defining the current threat environment and how things are evolving around the globe with the impetus to wrap this up because they want to declare it over and an end to it. s there's a danger that you go too far in your thinking in that and think you're just going to say it's all over with because i don't want to deal with it anymore. the bottom line is our enemy gets a vote. >> we covered a lot of ground. but there's obviously still a lot of ground we could cover. let me thank our two panelists very much. [applause] and thank you all for coming and i hope to to see you ag
colleagues about the ramification of the nsa prism issue as that continues to be a topic of concern in europe. russia will clearly be a topic, and of course syria, egypt, the middle east and the unrest there. so i believe you'll see a very fulsome bilateral conversation, a more dynamic regional conversation with the nordic states. and i think it's an excellent preparation to get the president ready as he travels to st. petersburg to meet with his g-8, g-20, excuse me, colleagues. and matt, i'll let you take the baton. >> let me introduce matt real quick, really quickly. matt goodman here at csis holds our william simon chair in political economy. the simon chair examines current issues in international economic policy, with a particular focus on the asia-pacific. but i should also say that matt previously served as the white house coordinator for the east asia summit, for the asia- pacific summit, but he also served as director for international economics on the nsc staff and was responsible for the g-20, g-8 and other international forums. and with that, i'd like to introduce my colleague ma
companies holding the records, rather than the nsa. as long as the government could get access. do you want to testify about that? is that a viable alternative? >> there are multiple implementations that could work. with that the score that against what we've seen at the top. we need to have the ability to, if you ask a question of the database where you have reasonable suspicion about a plot against the homeland, you want to check to see if there is a connection to the homeland. you need the brass within the database. when you get a response, you have found it in any particular location in the world. the breadth is important. so long as you do this in a timely way. --need to disrupt and from an operation that is in progress. there might be situations where you have time to take more time. we will have to think through whether or not our providers to meet that standard. finally, to the question that senator feinstein asked, our experience has shown that our intelligence, writ large, has a tail-off after five years. when you take a hard look at that and determine how long these things are ne
strike fighter program, and then a senior contributor for defense on his article on what the nsa were charged probably looks like, all of that tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. on c-span and c-span radio, and tomorrow, a two -- they bus to her, talking about college costs syracuse, newin york, that will be live on c- hall is backe town tomorrow night. we start at 7:00 30 eastern, and education will be the education will be the focus. we hope you join us tomorrow night for c-span townhall. >> season two of first ladies begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of edith roosevelt. all this month, we show you encore presentations of season one. every weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, tonight it is lucretia garfield. ♪ >> it's only in recent years that a lot of scholarship has focused on the fact that their marriage was in its early phases. >> i think in the early years, james found her a bit distant and cold. as the years went by, she had a tremendous influence on him. >> they spent a lot of time on their children. they thought that education was an emancipating factor. >>
of the committee on intelligence. she said "the committee has never identified an instance where the nsa has abused their authority for inappropriate purposes. c" that was last week. she issued a statement on thursday of last week during there is one other person. is not inter king the president's party and not as inclined to agree with the president. what he point out is something that is also important. the "washington post" reports was based on nsa compliance reports. the fact that this could be written in the first place is evident there our oversight ongoing at the nsa. these are compliance problem's that were identified and tabulated by the nsa to congress in the appropriate fashion. they are compliance issues that -- where action was taken to rectify them. what this illustrates is that there is in place at the nsa a very strict oversight regime. was asked about the king was askedt about the reports. he said there is not he said, if it works, and you have 99.9% compliant errors, and this comes from an internal report -- he went on to say it was all available. there is nothing there that bothe
general counsel for the nsa, advisor to eric holder, acting assistant attorney general for national security come and special counsel to the fbi director. his predecessor at the nctc is mike leiter. mike was the second director of the national counterterrorism center from 2007-2011. and he is now senior counselor to the ceo of the data analytic company, and is also a national security analyst for nbc news. so why don't we begin with a very broad question? and that is, what is the current state of the threat from terrorism? >> where does it emanate from and how serious is it? matt, why don't we start with you? >> thanks a lot, ryan. and it's great to be. it's always daunting to talk like us anlike you said we talka lot of these subjects today and follow john mclaughlin, but i'll give it a shot under over to you, mike. i would say right off the top the thread is very different now from a counterterrorism perspective from what it was 10 years ago certain and really even four years ago. speaking of in a couple of different levels. first, as has been noted, the threat from core al qaeda
the bill barring the nsa from using funds to collect the data records from citizens on the subject and investigation. >> she's my chief of staff. he doesn't just work for me. if you have questions or concerns here in the district you can always reach ben. he is primarily in my grand rapids office. you can find that on my website, amash.house.gov. we have a satellite office in battle creek so if there's something you would like to schedule, an appointment you'd like to schedule if you contact the grand rapids office we can make sure we have someone here to meet with you as well in calhoun county. my district director is jordan bush. he is also a valuable resource. if you want to contact my grand rapids office, feel free to do so. he's always around except for today but for good cause he's not here today. but he is a great resources with any number of issues. i do telephone town halls from time to time. so if you would like to get out those phone calls please let the staff know. you can talk to ben before you leave. as we do those from time to time that gives you another way to stay
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. they are focused solely on the security aspect. they think as long as the nsa or some other agency is stopping bad guys, they can go after collecting information on all sorts of people and have no consequences. of course, there is a huge threat to that. we do not want the government to have this kind of data to use against americans in the future. >> yeah. also, i'm also worried about, like, all the gay rights stuff. i'm thinking, like, this could be like the racism thing. but it is like the same thing except it is between days and -- gays and non-gays. who cares? does it really matter? [applause] >> that is a great point. i do not believe the government should be involved in deciding who can get married and who cannot. that is not an appropriate role for the government. marriage is a private institution. it is between two people and their personal lives. i'm an orthodox christian. my wife and i do not need the government telling us that we can get married. no one else needs a government telling them that they can get married. that is up to them. i agree with you. [applause] yes? >> i guess my mai
't move forward with this trait until we get much more rigorous both transparency on the nsa programs, but in the case of germany a new agreement that u.s. will not spot on germany. so this is not going away. it's not even going away after the german election, quite frankly. it will continue. it needs to be taken very strangely. there is not a real breach in confidence and trust that we have to manage, and work through so we can get back to working on the bilateral engagement and agenda. and first and foremost is that trade investment. we can't allow this issue to sideline the. and right now it has the potential to do that. so he certainly will hear it, and he made if he has that opportunity to have a sideline discussion which i assume you will with chancellor merkel in the corridors of the g20. he may hear additional words on that. >> well, the revelations of the program are i think hard to underestimate as a blow to u.s. credibility, as a moral leader in many places. and it plays imperfectly to the hands of the russians into the chinese, i think. just the fact that coming the united
fighter program. art probably nsa ch looks like. "washington journal" is live every day as 7 a.m. eastern. >> let's begin with a very well- known novelist. what brought you? thiswas born a negro in country and welcome deeply. there was no reason not to be involved what is considered the most important and most noted demonstration to free americans. until recently, like most americans, i have expressed my support of civil rights by talking largely about at cocktail parties. summer,y americans this i could no longer pay lip service to a cause that was urgently right and in a time that is so urgently now. tvsunday, american history marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington with historic and contemporary roundtable discussions. we will have a visit to that gallery, a theater performance of the 1960s civil rights movements. it starts at 1 p.m. eastern, part of american history tv come every weekend on c-span 3. next is a discussion about the state of the u.s. economy with a former white house economic adviser and the ceo of him co-, the largest bond fund in the world, and chairman
. , after the recent leaks on the nsa, we are all concerned about privacy. stated, in my opinion, a little hysterically, the federal data is a privacy disaster waiting to happen, drawing from databases of seven different u.s. agencies, including the department of justice and the irs. i hope you can help us address some of these concerns about data hubs. first, very briefly, what are these data hubs? >> there is a single data hub. situation.important it serves as a router. the hub does not store any information. it routes information. the second point is there is no health information stored or gathered. information is involved? >> what the data hub does, if you fill out an application, that automatically, pings social security. so we verify what you are entering is a social security number, it matches you as an individual, and then it will also paying social security if you are eligible for other types of programs, which would make you ineligible for tax credits. .hen it will move it moved through each of the systems that make. homeland security. you are verifying that person is a legal ci
which is the nsa who every three months is going to this fisa court which is a secret court which no one can appeal to. and they're getting warrants to get cell phone records basically every single american, okay? you have an fbi who believes that and has went to court to say that they do not, they don't need, basically they don't need a warrant to put a gps tracking device on your car. you've got an irs whose official position is that they don't need a warrant to check your e-mail. this, of course, is that same irs that has no compunction about using -- abusing their authority. they have targeted tea party groups and so far nobody has really paid a price for that. and so read the situation that i find, i think i'm and i might be the only person who feels it is about nothing is being done to rein in these government agencies. and so from my perspective it's like, well, the only privacy really have is what the government says that you have to. and i was really pumped when you voted against -- that was awesome, i was really happy about that. i was really disappointed that you voted against
then why are you asking me? i don't trust the congress. i don't trust the president. , nasa could be nsa -- nsa could be recording this. not my friend. >> sir, what is your name? >> you don't need my name. i don't trust the irs. i don't trust anybody. you don't need my name. >> such a nice hunch of guys. irs is a bunch of nice people. my name is bill in case you cared about it. the me tell you something. i don't mind you distrusting. that is your prerogative. sometimes, not all the time. will being to you, you able to reconcile this if you come off the stick that you know all your answers. when you take the position that readre not going to anything else it doesn't fit you don't knowa, all the answers. >> what you want to agree on? >> if you disagree with anything i've said tonight, i am more than willing to sit, have a cup of coffee with you and we will discuss it. if you don't think that is important enough and i do, then maybe i am the fool and you know more than i do. >> i didn't call you a fool and i don't say i know everything. >> you are part of the group in your part of the part
extending the nsa surveillance program. under the current sequestration law, the pentagon will have to cut $500 billion over the next 10 years. the brookings institution examined the effect of cuts on military preparedness. this is 90 minutes. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. welcome to another panel discussion. this is dissecting the pentagon strategic choices and management review. i am marvin calvin. i am a senior advisor to the center for crisis reporting which is located just next door. way back in august 2011 which is only two years ago congress passed and the president signed into law a legislative monstrosity called the budget control act. it was a way of doing something when nothing seemed worse. at least at that time. a joint committee was set up to control the spiraling deficit. congress warned that if they fail to come up with a solution sequestration would automatically although.-- automatically follow, meaning massive cuts in defense and all other programs. those cuts have now begun. the pentagon was already billion to cut $150 over the next 10 years. sequestration woul
questions about his canceled meeting with russian president putin as well as the debt ceiling and nsa surveillance. we will bring it to you live at 3:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. next, former president george w. bush on immigration during a naturalization ceremony at the bush institute on july 10. following the ceremony, the institute hosted a series of panels looking at immigrant contributions to america. this is about two hours. >> wonderful. for theu, jim, introduction. thank you, ambassador. thank you immigrants who are joining us today and thank you to our audience here and watching us. this is being streamed on bushcenter.org. thank you. mentioned weador are here in texas. this is a relevant topic. it is relevant to american nationwide. especially to those of us in the lone star state caret it is an interesting comparison. growthject is the 4% project. we are trying to get u.s. gdp doubled rate it is now. in recent times, we have been growing 2.5% per year. we know we can do better. one way we know we can do better is that in the past we have grown a lot faster. over the past4% 60
problem, not to get too far off topic, when you look at what has been problematic about the recent nsa disclosures we have been learning about, if you do not have members of congress, american people, knowing about what the government is doing, then, you do risk the sense this will be the kind of permanent war that will never end and you will never be able to grapple and that will create a bureaucracy. if you were to say we should , then you would effectively be saying, you do not think there is currently a war. the enemy gets a vote. they are voting they are still in war with us. that is where i am at. >> let me throw into the discussion i am sure president obama discussed, before the diplomatic outpost closing, that the author -- authorizations for the use of military force, they should consider repealing it. rebuilding it would be based on the narrative the war is winding down and al qaeda is being defeated. if we agree that is incorrect, then we also agree you need some kind of authorization for the u.s. to fight that were. .> that is right it is one of the things that can and shou
the former nsa official turned whistleblower thomas brake here at a press club luncheon, and he said that once employees are seeking to retain or renew security clearances and they're interviewed by investigators, one of the questions that they're asked at least some of the time is if you have ever had unlawful contact with a reporter. not unauthorized contact, but any unauthorized contact. to a lot of us, that was disturbing because we thought by merely asking that question in that context they're sending the message, intentional or not, that speaking to the press offline is forbidden and could even make you a security risk. now, obviously, the bradley manning and edward snowden leaks have raised the temperature on issue considerably, particularly in the security agencies. the no leaks message was made in a really hard core way. in a june 2012 defense department document, it was about a so-called insider threat program, and it was obtained recently by mcclap news, and it said, quote: leaking is tantamount to leaking the enemies of the united states, closed quote. now, if that was eq
asylum former nsa contractor edward snowden. speaker john boehner also talked about the budget process in this 10 minute briefing. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good morning, everyone. yesterday i met with the house chairman leading the investigation on benghazi. the chairman has been doing good work, much of it behind the again, but i stress once that we need to get to the bottom of what happened that terrible night, why it happened, and how we can prevent similar tragedies in the future. are also continuing to investigate the irs for its abusive power. there is nothing phony about these scandals, mr. president. when four americans are dead, not when the agency when enforcing your health care law has been harassing because of their political beliefs. the american people deserve answers and we will continue to fight for the truth, no matter how badly the administration wants to sweep these issues under the carpet. learned thatk, we our economy continues to muddle along at an unacceptable pace. this is
the relationship especially in light of what's happened with edward snowden and the nsa, that relationship with, between the foreign-facing come poems, the national security facing come poems of the american be government and its relationship to owners and operators of critical infrastructure who traditionally operate domestically? >> well, there are two trends, scott, that are important. upside pinnings of your -- underpinnings of your question. first of all, oh the last decade -- over the last decade increasing lu the department of defense relies on facilities here in the united states in order to operate our forces abroad. and so when you look at the dependence of dod facilities, military bases here on privately-owned infrastructure, especially the electric grid for purposes of today, you can see the imperative for dod to be able to partner effectively not only with industry to assure the flow of those vital electricity services, but, of course, also with the department of energy and the department of homeland security which will always be with in the lead for the federal government, never t
. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> "washington post" reported earlier today that the nsa violated procedure regarding data collection program in thousand of unreported cases dating back as far as 2008. the revelation were part of dow.s the newspaper obtained from an internal government audit of the nsa. in reaction to the news, vermont senator and other lawmakers have called for more hearings on the agency's surveillance program. for more on that and the story from the post, we talk to a capitol hill reporter. >> we are joined by jennifer martinez. another round of hearings on the nsa. >> he's doing that in the wake of report published by "the washington post late thursday. that revealed that nsa has repeatedly broken privacy rule and overstepped the authority for years. and so leahy came out today with a statement saying that he remains concerned that congress is still not getting straight -- he hopes to hold another hearing when congress returns to get the -- >> how bad was the report they published on thursday. >> it's pretty damning. and just in worse physician than it was. wi
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